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    I was once told by a guy who was a pro.that the idea of professional photography is to build up you're bank balance, not you're muscles lugging gear about.
    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradS View Post
    A couple of weeks ago, I suffered a moment of weakness and I ordered yet another 35mm body from KEH. A chrome Nikon FA in EX condition....

    While I was waiting for it to come, I realized it would make....geez, when you loose count surely, it is a sign.

    I hauled out all the 35mm bodies I could remember. I left my wife's Canon EOS out of the count...one, two....eleven and one more on the way makes...TWELVE!

    I've tried to sell some. I gave some away...still, there are ten!



    Pentax KX (my first "real camera - even my wife agrees, this one's a keeper).
    Nikon FM3a, black FA and chrome FA
    Minolta X-370N and SRT-201
    Yashica FX-3 super 2000 (I'm amazed at the ML glass)
    Pentax H1a, Spotmatic, and SP-1000

    I won't even go into the glass...am I sick? I need help.
    Sorry Brad,
    You're a confirmed cameraoholic. There is unfortunately no known cure for this affliction. I know. As I write - I know that my bid for a Pentax ME ll be successful. I could/should have withdrawn the bid but, what the heck! I twill join my ever increasing "family" of iconic cameras. Seriously, I am a convinced B&W enthusiast trying to go back to the 1970s. Enjoy it - look at what you are saving. These cameras cost a fortune thirty forty years a go and are usually in mint condition. Find a sympathetic camera technician and you have a Rolls Royce for about £50. You are right to stick with Pentax.
    Regards,

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    I really DONT KNOW why I just bought a Z-20 (Pentax) from e-bay (£20 with postage !) but I know I won't get rid of my P30T which I'm 'upgrading' . I have my Canon EOS 500 (which was my first AF camera but I just don't cherish it like the Pentax) , a petri 35 automatic (bought in the 70s when I was into caving and mountaineering - couldn't even get into a cave now !) my first MF camera (Lubitel ) and my 'baby' the Bronica SQB . I keep rationalising why I need these cameras - yo know - that's for slides, that's for colour print , that's for fun etc.etc. but I just know I will end up with more cameras than I can shoot with !

    I need help while I still only have this many cameras - mind you I've seen a nice canon FD fit on ebay and I always did want an OM 1 !
    Hmm- Wonder if she'd notice if I bought that :)

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    The Good News is: you're absolutely normal.
    The Bad News is: I am as sick as you.
    The list, from memory, and I will limit myself to 35:

    Pentax Spotmatic II
    Pentax Spotmatic F
    Pentax K1000
    Pentax K2
    Pentax LX (2 bodies)
    Rolleiflex SL2000
    Rolleiflex 3003
    Rollei 35
    Rollei 35 Classic
    Leica MP (ouch!)
    Leica M6 (ouch again!)
    ContaxG2 (a moment of weakness)

    I console myself by using them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
    Someone said it here before, and I wish I could remember who, because they richly deserve the credit.

    "The trick is to own enough cameras, that nobody, except you, can tell when you get another one."


    Well said!

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    My O/H read this over my shoulder, apparently I don't need encouraging....

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